Hola a todos (Hello everyone)! Mexico City Regionals is going to take place this weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s the first (and only) major event for us this season, and I’m really happy to know that we’re getting quite a few high caliber players come down to play as well.
We’ve had 2 consecutive crazy weekends of Regionals with completely different and cool results. We had Seattle two weekends ago, then Madison, Birmingham and Santiago all this past weekend. They’re all certainly going to impact the metagame going into Mexico. Seattle showed us the new “boss” in town, Garbodor GRI, which took up 75% of both the Day 2 and Top 8 cuts. Sam Chen ended up winning the event with his Garbodor GRI/Drampa-GX deck, and these results would pave way to a whole new way of building decks that we saw in Madison and Birmingham.
The Madison and Birmingham results show not only that a metagame can change very rapidly, but that Garbodor GRI is not a ban-worthy card as some people were calling for. Yes, it is very powerful if you play carelessly, but the lists from the Top 8 cut show how to deal with Garbodor GRI in some very creative ways.
The Top 8 results from the Madison and Birmingham Regional Championships were as follows:
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